Ipomoea purpurea common morning glory Convolvulaceae IPPU*; Bx, pb, wv; R, c;

Ipomoea purpurea.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 9/2014).

Ipomoea purpurea.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 9/2014).

Ipomoea purpurea is an annual vine, to 5 m long, stems hairy.

Leaves alternate, heart-shaped.

Flowers large, 4-6 cm, purple to white, funnel-shaped; petals fused, sepals fused, lobes pointed; blooming July-Sept. Self-pollinating but mostly outcrossing (Motten and Antonovics 1992).

Ipomoea purpurea.louis-M Landry.calphotos.berkeley.edu

Ipomoea purpurea.calyx.louis-M Landry.calphotos.berkeley.edu (Accessed 6/20150.

Fruit dry, hollow, splitting open to release seeds.

Wetland status: UPL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Tropical America.

Habitat: Ephemeral in open areas. Escaped from cultivation.